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About Lexington

Lexington is a city in the state of Kentucky. The city of Lexington merged with Fayette County in 1974. The city is sometimes called Lexington-Fayette. Lexington has been described as the “horse capital of the world.”

Lexington-Fayette has 318,000 inhabitants and a land area of 284 square miles. The population increased by 8% from 2010 to 2016. There are over 16,900 veterans in the city.

The ethnic composition of Lexington is 71% white, 14% black, 7% Hispanic, and 4% Asian. Foreign-born people make up 9% of the population. Twelve percent of residents have a native language that is not English. Lexington is home to 18,000 Spanish speakers, 3,400 Chinese speakers, and 1,600 Arabic speakers.

People in Lexington-Fayette earn a mean annual wage of $30,500. The median household income is $50,700. Fifty-four percent of families own their home. Around 19% of people in Lexington live in poverty.

Mental Health in Lexington

The Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention program advocates for residents recovering from addiction. It seeks to reduce stigma and drug-related violence within Lexington. It also works with community stakeholders to increase access to mental health counseling and housing. Around 11% of residents under age 65 do not have medical insurance.

The Youth Development Center in Lexington-Fayette provides support to local families and children. Adults can get free parenting classes from the Family Nurturing program. The 360 Change program focuses on teens specifically, offering treatment for substance abuse and mental health concerns. Crisis intervention services are provided to children free of charge.

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  1. Lexington. (n.d.). Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/place/Lexington-Kentucky
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  3. QuickFacts: Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/lexingtonfayettekentucky/PST045216
  4. Substance abuse and violence intervention. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.php/substance-abuse-and-violence-intervention
  5. Youth development center. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.lexingtonky.gov/youth-development-center
  6. Youth services. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.lexingtonky.gov/departments/youth-services